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Taylor Film and Media Students, Alumni, Faculty Achieve Broadcast Education Association Honors

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Work created by students, alumni, and faculty in Taylor University’s Film and Media Production program have achieved honors from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) during its annual Festival of Media Arts competition.

The BEA ( is recognized as “the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals.”

“These honors from the BEA recognize the excellent work of the faculty and students in our program,” said Kathy Bruner, Professor of Film and Media and department co-chair. “The goal of our film and media program is to refine, train, and equip gifted storytellers. Honors like these from the BEA are especially gratifying in that they represent an external, unbiased assessment of their skills and work.”

Student Audio Competition
1st Place: Midnight in Los Huesos
Andrew Bruner
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Multimedia Sound Design Category
2nd Place: Sound Design from The Tall Grass
Carolyne Paschal and Justice Brower
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Sound Engineering/Production Category
1st Place: Forever
Andrew Neal
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Specialty Program Category
2nd Place: Importance of Sleep
Carolyne Paschal and Elise Masters
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Student Documentary Competition
2nd Place: Homefront
Josiah Croasdell, Andrew Edwards, Sarah Burns, Luisa Dugan
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Award of Excellence: Kojak: A Fuller Life
Darien Taylor, Hannah Caruana, Jon Bomers, Marissa Williams
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Award of Excellence: Safe Haven
Faith Marsh, Franklin Syner, Abby Goebel
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Faculty Film and Video Competition
Award of Excellence: Driving Indiana
Steve Bailey, Maggie Cripe, Austin Yoder, Drew Dayton, Landon Hilst
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Student Film and Video Competition, Narrative Film
3rd Place (Tie): About a Motel
Joseph Ford, Erica Morman, Maggie Cripe, JD Groh, Jeffery Ogden
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Award of Excellence: Upland Area Greenways Association Promo
Ryne Krall, Jake Nichols, Luke Schneider, Kin Yat Yeung
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Student Sports Competition
Video Sports Story/Feature (long) Category
1st Place: Lizzi: Deeper than Water
Gabe Burch, Anna Rodman, Luke Zobel, Ethan Ochs
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Taylor’s Film & Media Production program has won more than 600 external awards, including CINEs, Tellys and multiple recognitions from the regional Emmy organization. This year, Taylor received its first national College Television Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, winning a $10,000 prize for a film about an Indiana Paralympian.